Diet Changes That Aid Ovulation

Make these changes to better your chances of improving your ovulatory function.

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According to the Harvard study of diet and fertility, the more of the following changes you make, the better your chances of improving your ovulatory function:

  • Eat more complex ("slow") carbs and limit highly processed ones.
  • Avoid all trans fats and eat more healthy unsaturated fats.
  • Get more protein from plants foods like beans and less from red meat.
  • Consume one or two servings a day of whole milk or other full-fat dairy foods, such as yogurt, and less non- and low-fat dairy.
  • Take a daily multivitamin that contains at least 400 micrograms of folic acid and 40 to 80 milligrams of iron.
  • Drink coffee, tea and alcohol in moderation, and avoid sugary drinks entirely.
  • Keep your weight in the "fertility zone:" a BMI of 18.5 to 24.
  • Exercise 30 to 60 minutes daily for weight management.

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